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Fire Damages Dover Business Building

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DOVER, Del.- Authorities have ruled as accidental a Sunday afternoon fire that damaged a two-story building in Dover that houses several businesses as well as a church.

Investigators with the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze was reported at around 1:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of South DuPont Highway, near Lakeview Avenue.

The Camden-Wyoming Fire Company responded to the call and arrived with a vehicle involved in fire parked next to the building, with fire extending into the building.  Assistance was requested from the Dover, Magnolia, Felton, and Hartly fire companies. 

The fire was placed under control around an hour later with no injuries reported.

Deputy State Fire Marshals investigated the fire and determined it originated in the engine compartment of a parked vehicle and spread to the building.

The building sustained moderate fire and smoke damage with heavy fire damage to the vehicle, investigators said. Damages are estimated at $200,000.

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